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Stretch Marks

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(Skin striae)
Stretch marks or striae (Grammatical number stria), as they are called in dermatology, are a form of scarring on the skin ...
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Common Stretch Marks treatments discussed around the web
Mederma 2,333 Retin A 1,087 Vaseline 539
284,904 conversations around the web about Stretch Marks to help you make a decision
284,904 conversations around the web about Stretch Marks to help you make a decision
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Mederma
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Retin A
Other name: Scar Gel (Scar Gel)
Other name: Renova (Renova)
7 / 10
Satisfaction
4 / 10
Satisfaction
20,048
Discussions around the web
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Acne
Scars
Wrinkles
Hyperpigmentation
Exfoliation
Cystic Acne
Stretch Marks
Acne Scars
Rosacea*
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Method of use:
Gel, Ointment
Method of use:
Gel, Ointment
Prescribing mode:
OTC
Prescribing mode:
Rx
Mederma is a topical product used to improve scar appearance. It is a gel based on an onion extract and produced by Merz Pharmaceuticals of Frankfurt, Germany. Mederma's marketing claims it can make scars "softer, smoother, and less noticeable". Generic...
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Tretinoin is the acid form of vitamin A and is also known as all-trans retinoic acid or ATRA. It is a drug commonly used to treat acne vulgaris and keratosis pilaris. It is available as a cream or gel (brand names Aberela, '''Airol'...
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Top Concerns
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Hyperpigmentation
2
Skin Cancer
1
Self Harm
1
Paranoia
1
Nausea
1
Freckles
1
Bloating
1
Sneezing
1
Addiction
1
Self Injury
1
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Irritability
8
Depression
5
RA
4
Burning
4
Allergies
3
Tiredness
1
Skin Irritation
1
Eczema
1
Stinging
1
Weight Gain
1
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About Mederma
Mederma is a topical product used to improve scar appearance. It is a gel based on an onion extract and produced by Merz Pharmaceuticals of Frankfurt, Germany. Mederma's marketing claims it can make scars "softer, smoother, and less noticeable". Generic...
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Mederma
About Retin A
Tretinoin is the acid form of vitamin A and is also known as all-trans retinoic acid or ATRA. It is a drug commonly used to treat acne vulgaris and keratosis pilaris. It is available as a cream or gel (brand names Aberela, '''Airol'...
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" ...on my hips from when I grew really tall and I put mederma stretch mark cream on them and pretty much went away! Also, if you get a prescription for Retin A,... "

" Retin A helps with acne, but works really well with blackheads. It will not help with scarring. Be careful ...counter product called Mederma. It works very well ...on old scars. Mederma runs... "

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" ...e, retin-a, coca butter and none of the shit has worked yet..after my next cycle i'm... "

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" ...me that using retin-A or retin-A micro would help reduce the color and texture of the horrible purple scars I have. ...What about Mederma reducing my... "

" ...the mederma stretch mark cream for over a month and it definitely helped. My dermatologist prescribed me retin-a now for my horrendous stretch marks and it's... "

" I started putting retina-a on mine at about ...allergic rxn to it, went to mederma for two weeks, and ...reddened my skin. The retin-a is working better than the other two also, so I'm sticking ... "

" ...last time I ask for retin a. It doesnt work as well. I would ...completely healed before using the retin a. As long as you use it before the redness goes away it will work. I use it for scars an... "

" I have no experience with Mederma, but Retin A is amazing. I was prescribed it for some childhood scars a few years ago. I had great results ...and old. I'm currently using Retin A on my C section... "

" ...oil (smells similar to olive oil) and bio-oil (smells like fresh rosemary) I put those on and let them soak in then put Aveeno daily moisturizing lotion (doesn't smell) over it. I'm only 10 weeks s... "

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" you can use coca butter, mederma, retin A i also believe works for stretch marks, you'll need surgery to make any sort of positive change to your marks. and even after surgery... "

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